Care projects deliver healthy boost to Esh Border Construction

Roxburgh Street surgery in Galashiels
Roxburgh Street surgery in Galashiels

Esh Border Construction has enforced its sector specific specialist capabilities with a host of healthcare projects.

The Livingston-based firm has delivered a number of builds for key clients totalling around £13m over the last three.

Across each site, Esh Border Construction has aligned the meticulous standards expected of public sector healthcare facilities with dynamic design, modern construction techniques and energy efficient methods.

The works include the complete build of a new medical centre and ambulance crew base in Galashiels.

This £1.8 million project saw Esh Border Construction transform the site – a former Borders ambulance base – into a purpose-built health centre accommodating GPs, health visitors and district nurses for NHS Borders.

It included the construction of consulting rooms, ambulance crew rooms and numerous facilities associated with a modern health centre.

Eyemouth Health Centre
Eyemouth Health Centre

Esh Border Construction also delivered an extensive £1m refurbishment and extension of the Eyemouth Health Centre.

The project involved stripping back the existing health centre and day hospital before reconstructing to extend both. The works were undertaken at a live site which was still being utilised by patients and adhered to strict infection control standards whilst maintaining access.

The firm also undertook the £2m construction of a new complex care facility for Midlothian Council in Penicuik, which included site works, drainage and landscaping.

The labour ward at St John's Hospital in Livingston
The labour ward at St John’s Hospital in Livingston

Regional managing director of Esh Border Construction, Simon Phillips, said: “It is vital when undertaking healthcare projects to deliver exactly what is required to a meticulously high standard - our clients and the public rightly expect nothing less from us.

“Careful planning and preparation is put in by our teams in full consultation with the client, with project commencement representing the culmination of a huge amount of partnership work.

“We take great pride in producing a final outcome which is indicative of a modern health care facility whilst maintaining the highest standards, ease of use and access for the general public.”

Esh Border Construction are also appointed to the minor works framework with six NHS Boards including NHS Lothian where Esh Border Construction has a legacy of delivering healthcare projects, going back to an extensive calendar of complex works at St John’s Hospital in Livingston in 2014. This included operations in the burns unit, labour ward, special care baby unit, Macmillan Cancer Research Centre, MRI facility and garden.

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